Juan Archuleta won the vacant Bellator Bantamweight Title against the undefeated 13-0 Patchy Mix last night at Bellator 246. Exciting five rounds to watch but congratulations to Juan Archuleta for being the new Bellator Bantamweight Champion.
Archuleta resigned with Bellator in 2019… So Juan Archuleta isn’t going anywhere. Next step for Juan Archuleta is defending his Bellator Bantamweight title in the rising Bellator Bantamweight division.
Next fight for Juan Archuleta can be against Kyoji Horiguchi(Former Rizin Bantamweight Champion) in a Bellator vs Rizin cross promotion.
Smart business decision, Scheduling his next fight into his own hands.
When it comes to Bellator’s former bantamweight champ, Horiguchi, Archuleta was especially enthused. “HORIGUCHI!!” he bellowed during Saturday’s post-fight press conference. “I’m still coming for you baby, where you at? I’m hope you’re ready, Horiguchi. I want that fight, baby! I want that RIZIN belt! Let’s go!”
Juan Archuleta vs Kyoji Horiguchi would be a great fight for both sides, Win over former Rizin Bantamweight Champion would help build Juan Archuleta’s Bellator legacy as he can be discussed as one of the best Bantamweights in the world.
“Who else is [Horiguchi] going to fight in Japan? You tell me,” Archuleta demanded. “Who else comes to mind with an 18 fight win-streak now. [I’ve] been dominating in and out of every fight I’ve been in. I’ve only lost one round in my whole career. I’ve only been taken down once in my whole career. Who else is he going to fight that will bring some excitement to the table?”https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2019/06/juan-archuleta-determined-fight-kyoji-horiguchi-next-even-if-in-japan
Since 2019 Juan Archuleta has been calling out Kyoji Horiguchi, Maybe Scott Coker can make this fight happen once Covid-19 starts to cool down.